Miriam Danar

Miriam Danar

"My images are time pieces, stolen moments caught on the run, or forever be lost in time. I am a photographic archaeologist, bringing forgotten emotions to light."

I embark on daily treasure hunts for that one visual gem - the serenity of the late afternoon sun, a fleeting glimpse, the comfort of small things taken for granted - those moments overlooked in the haste of our everyday. My nostalgic urban view reflects the lifelong influence of painter Edward Hopper, and a sensitivity for Cartier-Bresson's decisive moment. There is beauty in an abandoned lot, graffiti on a ragged wall, or a street vendor's weathered face. Though my interests vary, much remains focused on my Metropolis, New York City. Beauty abounds, whether city or country.

Old-school street photography and futurist cityscapes in glittering color: my art is a comprehensive view of the city, where artistic license meets traditional street. Avenues, icons, and people that say, "I AM New York." Crystalline jewels of light and moody Noir both make up my personal Metropolis - two sides of the same coin, spinning on its edge, mesmerizing denizen and visitor, alike.

Join me on my hunt for one-of-a-kind images; Life Magazine-style street photos, bejeweled cityscapes, and the Noir that remains forever in the soul of New York - Gotham City at its finest.